Consumer Reports submitted written testimony to the Ohio Government Oversight Committee in opposition to provisions of the Ohio Personal Privacy Act (OPPA), HB 376. The bill seeks to extend to Ohio consumers the right to know the information companies have collected about them, the right to delete that information, and the right to stop the disclosure of certain information to third parties. However, in its current form it would do little to protect Ohioans’ personal information. The bill needs to be substantially improved before it is enacted; otherwise, it would risk locking in industry-friendly provisions that avoid actual reform, including reform of major companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
For the full written testimony, please see the attached PDF.